Outdoors Listings: Aug. 9 to 15

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Tours of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog are offered every Wednesday morning through September 13 by the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg. A unique 2.5 hour journey through the bog is complemented by an an environmental educator explaining formation and plant and animal life.
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    THIS WEEK: Aug. 9 to 15

    Tannersville Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour journey into the unique Tannersville Cranberry Bog with environmental educator explaining formation and plant and animal life. 552 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 9 and every Wednesday through Sept. 13. $4 for members, $6 for non-members, free for children under 12. For pre-registration and information, call 570-629-3061.

    Awesome Astronomy, where the Lackawanna Astronomical Society will give a presentation on what might be in the night sky before visitors look through powerful telescopes. Pavilion #3 at Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mt. Olivet Rd., Wyoming. 9 p.m. Aug. 12. Not suitable for young children. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. 570-696-3525.

    Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, features a leisurely walk through the park to seek out beautiful birds. Meet in the parking lot of the Environmental Education Center and boat rental at Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mt. Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 8:30 a.m. Aug. 12. Free. 570-675-9900.

    Skyline & Sand Springs areas at Hickory Run State Park, a difficult 8.5-mile hike, sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at the Park & Ride on Route 309 near Blackman Street (across from KMART) in Wilkes-Barre Township at 9:45 a.m.; leave at 10 Aug. 13. Bring lunch and water. Leader Nicole Gfeller 570-735-4359.

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    Macro-invertebrates of Cherry Creek, hosted by Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Wear shorts and shoes that can get wet and wade in Cherry Creek at Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 to learn about the insects that live under the water and provide information about water quality. Pre-registration suggested by calling 570-629-3061.

    Bulldozer Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park, a difficult 7-mile hike, sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 10:45 a.m. and leave at 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Bring lunch and water. Hike includes steep inclines. Leader Al Chapacharis 570-806-1754.

    Family Canoe Trip on the Delaware, a leisurely two day paddling trip on the Delaware River sponsored by Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Aug. 22 and 23. River interpretation, swimming, fishing, bird watching and more. Camping one night along the river. $120 for nonmembers, $110 for members. $40 for non-paddling children under 12. For more information, call 570-629-3061.

    Cherry Run Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park, a moderate 10-mile hike, sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 27 and leave at 9 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.

    Basic Boating Course, given by the PA Fish and Boat Commission at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Registration required by calling Aaron Lupacchini at 570-406-4041. For more information, visit fishandboat.com.

    Volunteer Work Day, where you can help with a variety of projects to help Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hold Rd., Drums, 9 a.m. Sept. 16. Registration required by calling 570-403-2006. Please specify if you will be bringing younger helpers.

    Mushroom Fair, hosted by the Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Club members will be in the park office to answer questions about wild mushrooms and to help identify ones brought to the event. Free. No registration required. 570-403-2006.

    Monument Trail at High Point State Park in New Jersey, a moderate to difficult 8-mile hike sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at the Park & Ride on Rt. 315 in Dupont at 9:45 a.n. Sept. 17 and leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.

    Hiking Series: Bear Creek Preserve, a very difficult, 3 to 4 mile hike hosted by Nescopeck State Park at Bear Creek Preserve’s Shades Creek Parcel at 47 Rabbit Run Ln., Bear Creek, 9 a.m. Sept. 21. Free, no registration required. 570-403-2006.

    Frank Gantz Trail, a moderate 8.5 mile hike sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at the Park & Ride on Rt. 315 in Dupont at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 24 and leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Bob Boettger 570-346-8010.

    Tours of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog are offered every Wednesday morning through September 13 by the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg. A unique 2.5 hour journey through the bog is complemented by an an environmental educator explaining formation and plant and animal life.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_BogT-1.jpgTours of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog are offered every Wednesday morning through September 13 by the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg. A unique 2.5 hour journey through the bog is complemented by an an environmental educator explaining formation and plant and animal life. Weekender file photo